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Monthly Archive for April, 2012

  Australia’s housing sector has called on the reserve bank to deliver a 50 basis point interest rate cut after a survey showed new home sales have fallen to their lowest level in more than a decade. The Housing Industry Association (HIA), which represents the residential building industry, says new home sales dropped 9.4 per […]

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Many of us could spend hours (possibly weeks) pouring over pictures of hip homes in interiors magazines, and dreaming … If you’ve ever pondered the secrets of these pads’ photogenic success and wanted to emulate them, here are a couple of general tips: Story time: Most photoshoots capture pictorial vignettes – the sofa, the casually […]

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A Burning Issue

A recent newspaper article highlighted some alarming information surrounding Victorian house fires. The Herald Sun piece published on March 30 issued a strong warning to home owners after a devastating spate of house fires across the city. It appears that overloaded electrical systems have overtaken candles as one of the main causes of home blazes. […]

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There aren’t many substantial alterations a tenant can make without written permission from the landlord. There are, however, numerous cosmetic decorating projects for tenants to consider. The following suggestions are quick to complete, inexpensive and allow tenants to reflect their own sense of style. * Changing light shades – this small change can have maximum […]

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In today’s busy times it seems easiest to just visit Display Homes and select your preferred home. Yet designing and building a new home without the expertise of an architect may save you time and money up front, but can also be considered false economy. Whether you are building in precincts like Sandhurst where there […]

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Buying an investment property is a big deal. So once you’ve taken that step it’s imperative you find a knowledgeable and reliable property manager who has your best interests at heart. A good place to start when looking for a property manager is to ask friends and family. A referred property manager can simplify the […]

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